Image of the Month

End­pa­per for the Win­ston series of juve­nile sci­ence fic­tion nov­els by the comics and sci­ence fic­tion artist Alex Schom­burg [Ale­jan­dro Schom­burg y Rosa] (1905–1998)

FILMSDECEMBER 2021

(Dear­den 1969) The Assas­si­na­tion Bureau
(New­land 1959) One Step Beyond: Ep.1 ― The Bride Pos­sessed [pilot]
(Hon­da 1964) Moth­ra vs. Godzil­la [モスラ対ゴジラ; Mosura tai Gojira]
(Trelfer 2021) Bran­don’s Cult Movie Review: Moth­ra vs. Godzilla
(Dante ) Trail­ers from Hell: Joe Dante on The Curse of the Cat People
(von Fritsch & Wise 1944) The Curse of the Cat People
(Trelfer 2021) Val Lew­ton’s Cat Peo­ple: Beyond the Shadows
(Matthews 1998) The Fairy King of Ar [aka Beings] [Riff­Trax version]
(Grei­danus 1990) The Final Sac­ri­fice [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre version]
(Sanders 2021) Foun­da­tion: Ep.1 ― The Emperor’s Peace
(Gowarik­er 2016) Mohen­jo Daro
(Hon­da 1963) Atragon [海底軍艦; Kaitei Gunkan] 
(Hawthorne 2018) That Far Cor­ner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles
(Del Ruth 1959) The Alli­ga­tor People
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First-time listening for December, 2021

26239. (Vish­wa Mohan Bhatt) Galaxy of Strings
26240. (Turkuaz) None’s A Ton
26241. (10,000 Mani­acs) Blind Man’s Zoo
26242. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in A Minor, K.175 for Piano
26243. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in C, K.513 for Piano
26244. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in E Minor, K.402 for Piano
26245. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in E, K.403 for Piano
26246. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in C Minor, K.115 for Piano
26247. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in C Minor, K.116 for Piano
26248. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in E‑f, K.475 for Piano
26249. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in G, K.449 for Piano
26250. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in B‑f, K.544 for Piano
26251. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in B‑f, K.545 for Piano
26252. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in D Minor, K.516 for Piano
26256. (Domeni­co Scar­lat­ti) Sonata in D Minor, K.517 for Piano
26257. (Hariprasad Chaura­sia & Kumar Bose) Flute Deity
26258. (Sia) Music ―Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture
26259. (Cage the Ele­phant) Tell Me I’m Pretty
26260. (Fred­er­ick Delius) A Vil­lage Romeo and Juli­et [com­plete opera; d. Mackerras; 
. . . . . Davies, Field, Hamp­son — 1992 film version]
26261. (Ten­snake) L.A.
26262. (Mariya Takeuchi) Variety
26263. (Moham­mad Omar) Ustad Moham­mad Omar, Vir­tu­oso from Afghanistan 
. . . . . [with Zakir Hussain]
26264. (Stephen Malk­mus) Groove Denied
26265. (Pietro Mascagni) A Gia­co­mo Leop­ar­di, Can­ta­ta for Sopra­no and Orchestra 
. . . . . [s. Borelli]
26266. (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) You Got­ta Believe
26267. (John Hiatt) Hangin’ Around the Observatory
26268. (Jus­tice) Woman Worldwide
26269. (Christoph Willibald Gluck) Sin­fo­nia from Semi­ramide Riconosciuta
26270. (Galan­tis) Church
26271. (Prasan­na) Shakhti: The Omnipotent

READINGDECEMBER 2021

24787. (Bri­an Klaas) Cor­rupt­ible ― Who Gets Pow­er and How It Changes Us
24788. (Ben­jamin Isakhan) Civ­il Soci­ety in Hybrid Regimes: Trade Union Activism in 
. . . . . Post-2003 Iraq [arti­cle]
24789. (Mehmet Özdoğan) Human­iza­tion of Build­ings ― The Neolith­ic Rit­u­al of Burying 
. . . . . the Sacred [arti­cle]
24790. (John N. Mik­sic) Evolv­ing Archae­o­log­i­cal Per­spec­tives on South­east Asia, 
. . . . . 1970–1995 [arti­cle]
24791. (Anne Apple­baum) Twi­light of Democ­ra­cy ― The Seduc­tive Lure of 
. . . . . Authoritarianism
24792. (David Alt­man, Fed­eri­co Rojas-de-Galar­reta & Fran­cis­co Urdinez) An Interactive 
. . . . . Mod­el of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Peace [arti­cle]
24793. (Michael E. Burns, et al) The Danek Edmon­tosaurus Bonebed: New Insights 
. . . . . on the Sys­tem­at­ics, Bio­geog­ra­phy, and Pale­oe­col­o­gy of Late Cretaceous 
. . . . . Dinosaur Com­mu­ni­ties [arti­cle]
24794. (Fred­erik Chris­ti­aan Woud­huizen & Eber­hard Zang­ger) Con­ver­sa­tions about Space 
. . . . . and Time: Ear­ly Mediter­ranean Scripts
24795. (Tris­tan Carter) A True Gift of Moth­er Earth: The Use and Sig­nif­i­cance of 
. . . . . Obsid­i­an Art at Çatal­höyük [arti­cle]
24796. (David Alt­man & Clemente T. Sánchez) Cit­i­zens at the Polls ― Direct Democracy 
. . . . . in the World, 2020 [arti­cle]
24797. (Kathryn Gon­za­les & Karen Rayne) Trans+ ― Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You
24798. (J. L. West, et al) A Uni­fied Mod­el for the Fan Region and the North Polar Spur: 
. . . . . A Bun­dle of Fil­a­ments in the Local Galaxy [arti­cle]
24799. (Julie J. Inger­soll) Build­ing God’s King­dom ― Inside the World of Christian 
. . . . . Reconstruction 
24800. (Uddi­pan Mukher­jee) Intel­lec­tu­als and the Maoists [arti­cle]
(Ben Wang, ed.) Chi­nese Visions of World Order ― Tianx­ia, Cul­ture, and World Politics:
. . . . 24801. (Ben Wang) Intro­duc­tion [pref­ace]
. . . . 24802. (Mark Edward Lewis & Mei-yu Hsieh) Tianx­ia and the Inven­tion of 
. . . . . . . . . Empire in East Asia [arti­cle]
. . . . 24803. (Wang Hui) From Empire to State: Kang Youwei, Con­fu­cian Universalism, 
. . . . . . . . . and Uni­ty [arti­cle]
. . . . 24804. (Prasen­jit Duara) The Chi­nese World Order and Plan­e­tary Sustainability 
. . . . . . . . . [arti­cle]
. . . . 24805. (Ban Wang) The Moral Vision in Kang Youwei’s Book of the Great 
. . . . . . . . . Com­mu­ni­ty [arti­cle]
. . . . 24806. (Yiqun Zhou) Greek Antiq­ui­ty, Chi­nese Moder­ni­ty, and the Changing 
. . . . . . . . . World Order [arti­cle]
. . . . 24807. (Daniel A. Bell) Real­iz­ing Tianx­ia: Tra­di­tion­al Val­ues and China’s 
. . . . . . . . . For­eign Pol­i­cy [arti­cle]
. . . . 24808. (Viren Murthy) Tianx­ia and Post­war Japan­ese Sinol­o­gists’ Vision of the 
. . . . . . . . . Chi­nese Rev­o­lu­tion: The Cas­es of Nishi Jun­zō and Mizoguchi Yūzō 
. . . . . . . . . [arti­cle]
. . . . 24809. (Lin Chun) Chi­na’s Lost World of Inter­na­tion­al­ism [arti­cle]
. . . . 24810. (Lisa Rofel) Chi­na’s Tianx­ia World­ings: Social­ist and Postsocialist 
. . . . . . . . . Cos­mopoli­tanisms [arti­cle]
. . . . 24811. (Haiyan Lee) The Soft Pow­er of the Con­stant Sol­dier: or, Why We Should 
. . . . . . . . . Stop Wor­ry­ing and Learn to Love the PLA [arti­cle]
. . . . 24812. (Chishen Chang & Kuan-Hsing Chen) Track­ing Tianx­ia: On Intellectual 
. . . . . . . . . Self-Posi­tion­ing [arti­cle]
24813. (Ilán Bizberg) Dettes et démoc­ra­ties: enseign­ments lati­no-améri­cains [arti­cle]
24814. (Jef­frey Quil­ter & Michele L. Koons) The Fall of the Moche: A Cri­tique of Claims 
. . . . . for South Amer­i­ca’s First State [arti­cle]
24815. (Cori­na Knip­per, et al) Diet and Sub­sis­tence in Bronze Age Pas­toral Communities 
. . . . . from the South­ern Russ­ian Steppe and the North Cau­ca­sus [arti­cle]
24816. (Sören Stark) A “Rouran Per­spec­tive” on the North­ern Chi­nese Fron­tier during 
. . . . . the North­ern Wei Peri­od [arti­cle]
24817. (Pau­thang Haokip) “May you fall [dead] while stand­ing!” Curs­es and Abus­es in 
. . . . . Thadou-Kuki [arti­cle]
24818. (Paul S. C. Taçon & Liam M. Brady) The Place of Rock Art in the Contemporary 
. . . . . World [arti­cle]
24819. (Frans Mäyrä & Petri Lankos­ki) Play in Mixed Real­i­ty: Alter­na­tive Approaches 
. . . . . into Game Design [arti­cle]
24820. (Gary M Fein­man) Refram­ing Com­par­a­tive Per­spec­tives on Long-Term Change 
. . . . . ― review of Social Com­plex­i­ty and Com­plex Sys­tems in Archae­ol­o­gy by 
. . . . . Dries Daems [review]
24821. (Nigel Rap­port) “Ten­sile Nation­al­i­ty”: Nation­al Iden­ti­ty as an Every­day Way of 
. . . . . Being in a Scot­tish Hos­pi­tal [arti­cle]
24822. (Mark Williams, et al) The Anthro­pocene: A Con­spic­u­ous Strati­graph­i­cal Signal 
. . . . . of Anthro­pogenic Changes in Pro­duc­tion and Con­sump­tion Across the 
. . . . . Bios­phere [arti­cle]
24823. (Carys E. Ben­nett, et al) The Broil­er Chick­en as a Sig­nal of a Human 
. . . . . Recon­fig­ured Bios­phere [arti­cle]
24824. (Pablo Libra­do, et al) The Ori­gins and Spread of Domes­tic Hors­es from the 
. . . . . West­ern Eurasian Steppes [arti­cle]
24825. (Beat­riz Bar­ros & Richard Wilk) The Out­sized Car­bon Foot­prints of the Super-Rich 
. . . . . [arti­cle]
24826. (Kath­leen Osgood) Ural­ic Imag­i­na­tions on Film: Markku Lehmuskallio and 
. . . . . Anas­ta­sia Lap­sui in Siberia and the Cir­cum­po­lar World [arti­cle]

Image of the Month

Fur Traders Descend­ing the Mis­souri (1845) by George Caleb Bing­ham [Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art, New York]

FILMSNOVEMBER 2021

(Wilder 1953) Phan­tom From Space
(Trelfer 2021) Dark Cor­ners Review: Phan­tom From Space
(Tokar 1959) Leave It To Beaver: Ep.67 ― Beaver’s Newspaper
(Dante 2013) Trail­ers from Hell: Joe Dante on Phan­tom From Space
(Sands & Tojo 1975) Hanu­man and the Five Rid­ers [หนุมาน พบ 5 ไอ้มดแดง]
(Tenold 2021) Bran­don’s Cult Movie Review: Hanu­man and the Five Riders
(Min­er 1989) Warlock
(Tenold 2021) Bran­don’s Cult Movie Review: Warlock
(Dav­es 1959) A Sum­mer Place Read more »

First-time listening for November 2021

26227. (Clau­dio Mon­tever­di) Com­bat­ti­men­to di Tan­cre­di e Clorin­da [d. Alessandrini; 
. . . . . Gior­gani, Bel­lot­to, Piccinini]
26228. (Big Data) 1.0 EP
26229. (Shapeshifter) Sound Advice
26230. (John Stain­er) Hail, Glad­den­ing Light
26231. (MNQN) MNQN
26232. (Partho Sarathy) Trib­ute to Australia
26233. (Roy Hamil­ton) Unchained Melody
26234. (Sir Sly) The Rise and Fall of Loverboy
26235. (Bassek­ou Kouy­ate & Ngo­ni Ba) Jama Ko
26236. (30 Sec­onds to Mars) America
26237. (Miles Davis) Bag’s Groove
26338. (Starset) Transmissions

READINGNOVEMBER 2021

24774. (Vaclav Smil) Enrich­ing the Earth ― Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the 
. . . . . Trans­for­ma­tion of World Food Production 
24775. (Joseph Rosen­bloom) Per­fect Put-Downs and Instant Insults 
24776. (John N. Mik­sic) Ear­ly Burmese Urban­iza­tion: Research and Con­ser­va­tion [arti­cle]
24777. (Josi­ah Hen­son) The Life of Josi­ah Hen­son, For­mer­ly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant 
. . . . . of Cana­da, as Nar­rat­ed by Him­self [1849]
24778. (Mehmet Özdoğan) Mediter­ranean as a Supra-Region­al Inter­ac­tion Sphere During 
. . . . . Late Pre­his­to­ry: An Overview on Prob­lems and Prospects [arti­cle]
24779. (David Grae­ber & David Wen­grow) The Dawn of Every­thing ― A New His­to­ry of 
. . . . . Humanity
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Image of the Month

FILMSOCTOBER 2021

(Scott 1965) Boy and Bicycle
(Crich­ton 1951) The Laven­der Hill Mob
(Pal 1961) Atlantis, the Lost Continent
(Sanders 2021) Foun­da­tion: Ep.1 ― The Emperor’s Peace
(Kachivas 1983) He-Man and the Mas­ters of the Uni­verse: Ep.2 ― The Shap­ing Staff
(Bar­ton 1971) Blood Waters of Dr. Z [aka Zaat]
(Trelfer 2021) Dark Cor­ners Review: Zaat
(Bar­ry 1984) Tripods: Ep.12 ― France — Octo­ber, 2089 A.D
(Bar­ry 1984) Tripods: Ep.13 ― The White Moun­tains — Novem­ber, 2089 A.D.
(Sten­son 2020) Events Tran­spir­ing Before, Dur­ing, and After a High School Basketball 
. . . Game
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